91.Paragraph 1 makes consequential amendments to the Local Government Act 1972 to allow the payment of members of review panels for travel expenses and attendance at meetings. It provides that this does not affect existing provisions in Wales.
92.Paragraphs 2 to 7 amend legislation to replace references to “appeals panels” with references to “review panels”, and replace references to section 52 with references to the new section 51A.
93.Paragraph 9 inserts a new subsection (3A) into section 87 of SSFA 1998 which established that there is no requirement to admit children permanently excluded from two or more schools. The new subsection (3A) sets out the circumstances in which a child should not be treated as excluded for the purposes of that section, for example, when the child has been reinstated in line with new section 51A.
94.Paragraph 10 amends section 87(4) of SSFA 1998 so that it applies to Wales only. Section 87(4) covers the impact of decisions made by an independent appeal panel on provisions relating to pupils who have been permanently excluded from two or more schools. As the new section will abolish independent appeal panels in England, section 87(4) is no longer relevant.
95.Paragraphs 11 to 13 amend paragraph 14 of Schedule 17 to the Equality Act 2010 so that it applies to exclusions from schools in Wales only.